Seattle / United States

12 Seattle Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots You Can’t Miss

Updated November 15, 2023

I don’t understand people who don’t eat breakfast! How can they willingly forgo fluffy pancakes and avocado toast? How in the world are you supposed to conquer the day?

Well, if you share my baffled breakfast sentiments and you’re in Seattle, you’ve come to the right place! Seattle has great vegan, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly spots with stellar breakfast and brunch lineups. Whether you’re interested in a Belgian waffle covered in sweet maple syrup or a superfood, berry-filled bowl to power your day, you’ll find it!

In addition to that, if you have a sweet tooth, there are also a couple of incredible, fully vegan donut shops that you won’t want to miss — seriously, these spots would even make Homer Simpson drool!

So, without further ado, start planning where you will have a delicious vegan breakfast or brunch in Seattle! 

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Vegan Hot Spots for Breakfast or Brunch in Seattle

These vegan restaurants have stellar options to help you start the day!

#1 The Wayward Vegan 

801 NE 65th St Suite C, Seattle, WA 98115
Breakfast/Brunch is served every day starting at 9 AM.
For nearly 20 years, The Wayward Vegan has been an institution in Seattle’s University/Roosevelt District. Well known for its hearty portions, all-day breakfast fare, and bottomless coffee — it’s the only all-day vegan breakfast joint in Seattle! Their comfort-food-focused menu veganizes American classics like fluffy biscuits covered in mushroom gravy, chocolate chip French toast, omelets, home fries, and more.

one large golden vegan waffle on a round white plate topped with crispy fried vegan chicken at wayward vegan in seattle
Credit: The Wayward Vegan

#2 Plum Bistro 

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 9 AM – 3 PM.
I know, 9 AM on a Saturday seems too early to get moving, but once you see the brunch lineup at this iconic Black-owned Capitol Hill vegan spot, you’ll be dressed and out the door! Plum is known for skillfully combining mouthwatering comfort food with chic sophistication, and that doesn’t stop at brunch. Their menu features stacks of sweet blueberry citrus pancakes with mouth-puckering lemon curd, salted caramel apple French toast, savory bacon, egg breakfast tacos, and much more — this is the kind of place that I think even non-breakfast enjoyers would enjoy!

#3 Cycle Dogs 

5410 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 9 AM – 2 PM.
This vegan junk food spot started with one man and a bicycle with a mission to show people how delicious and sustainable vegan food is! The Cycle Dogs have since grown into a small restaurant in Ballard with the most epic lineup of vegan eats. On the weekend, you can indulge in a 4-Run Homerun (classic breakfast plate with pancakes or a waffle, home fries, tofu scramble, and sausage), loaded breakfast burritos, brunchy quesadillas, and so more. You also can’t miss pairing your waffle or burrito with their special French breakfast coffee (Cortino coffee whisky, cold brew liqueur, spiced chocolate, aquafaba, and mint).

one large golden vegan pancake topped with a round dollop of butter next to fluffy scramble tofu on a white plate at cycle dogs in seattle
Credit: Cycle Dogs

#4 Café Red 

7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118
Breakfast/brunch is served all week, starting at 7 AM during the week and 8 AM on the weekend.
Do you love coffee and irresistible breakfast sandwiches? Then high tail it here! This casual vegan café and coffee house has a fantastic lineup of creative breakfast sandwiches made with locally baked bread and then loaded with smokey plant-based bacon, egg, cheddar, avocado, sausage, house-made pesto, and more! In addition to the sammies, they also have golden hash browns, breakfast wraps, and many gluten-free options! After you decide what to eat, your second order of business is what to drink, and it’s a tough decision — Oatnilla cold brew, an adaptogenic hot chagaccino, or a cardamom matcha latte!

one vegan breakfast sandwich with egg and arugula next to avocado toast and a white coffee mug on a white plate at cafe red in seattle
Credit: Café Red

Vegetarian Restaurants with Vegan Breakfast Options

#5 Café Flora   

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Breakfast/Brunch is served every day, starting at 9 AM during the week and 8 AM on the weekend.
Café Flora has long been heralded as one of the country’s best vegetarian restaurants (with great vegan options)! You’ll immediately feel at home, whether you settle into their sunlight-filled atrium or slide into a rustic booth behind chic pink floral wallpaper. Their comfort-inspired breakfast menu is smaller during the week than on the weekend but features giant frosting-covered cinnamon rolls, scrambles, sweet potato waffles, and more. All the menu items are well-marked for vegan, nut-free, & gluten-free options.

Bonus – If you’re flying out of SeaTac Airport, stop by their little airport café, Café Florette!

two white oval plates next to each other with vegan plantain brekfast tostadas and a vegan scramble with golden potatoes at cafe flora in seattle

#6 Sunlight Café 

6404 9th Ave NE Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98115
Breakfast is served Wed. – Sun. from 9 AM – 3 PM.
Long before veganism was a thing and vegetarianism was mainstream, The Sunlight Café was pushing the benefits of a veggie-powered diet. The Sunlight Café is Seattle’s oldest vegetarian café, so you know that they know a thing or two about creating delicious fare everyone will love! Their breakfast and brunch menu has multiple vegan options like lemon poppy seed waffles, huevos picante made with tofu, house-made granola, and more!

Vegan-Friendly Brunch & Breakfast Restaurants in Seattle

These vegan-friendly restaurants have terrific options — you won’t leave hungry!

#7 Finch and Pine 

711 Bellevue Ave E Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98102
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM – 3 PM.
This creative vegan-friendly café is making sure its vegan visitors don’t feel left out! Its brunch menu has multiple dishes you won’t want to miss — apple cinnamon pancakes, tartine with whipped cashew ricotta, and even freshly-baked cinnamon rolls!

#8 Bang Bang Café 

2460 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Breakfast options are available Tuesday – Saturday.
There are two locations for this Mexican-inspired café, but only the location in Belltown has breakfast options. If you’re on the run, this is the perfect spot to grab a giant breakfast burrito stuffed with Just Egg, cheese, potatoes, onion, and chilies! They also have a few other filling options that can easily be made vegan.

Where to Find Vegan Donuts in Seattle

Donuts are a breakfast staple! You can’t miss these two spots if you’re looking for the best spots for a decadent cake donut or one filled with tart jam. If you love baked goods, there are other vegan and vegan-friendly bakeries in Seattle you should check out too!

#9 Mighty O Donuts

Locations in Ballard, Green Lake, Capitol Hill, Denny Triangle, and downtown.
There is nothing better than starting the day with a fudge-covered chocolate cake donut and coffee, am I right? This vegan donut shop specializes in a massive line of cake donuts, and certain locations also have yeast-raised donuts like fritters and jam-filled.

#10 Dough Joy

Locations in Capitol Hill & West Seattle
Oh, the joy you will feel walking into this pastel-covered sugar shop! You won’t believe your eyes when you see the rows of Bavarian cream, raspberry-filled, glazed, and fritter donut options. This is seriously donut heaven, even if you’re not vegan!

a glass dessert case filled with rows of vegan donuts topped with pink and chocolate icing, powdered sugar and glaze at dough joy in seattle

Bonus Spot for Raw, Vegan Breakfast Options

#11 Plantiful Superfoods

340 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Come here if you’re in the mood for a berry-filled bowl or smoothie! Each Acai bowl is packed with a different goal in mind; want to boost your immunity? Check out the Rainbow bowl. Just finished a hard workout and need help with recovery? Check out the Super Bowl. In addition to acai bowls, they also have a terrific lineup of smoothies and adaptogenic lattes — you can’t say no to a healing chai or Ginger Beatz made with beetroot, coconut cream, cinnamon, ginger, and ashwagandha root.

one round acai bowl filled with berries and seed held in front of a green palm at plantiful in seattle
Credit: Plantiful Superfoods

#12 Yaygit

5309 22nd Ave NW suite D, Seattle, WA 98107
This spot wants to make sure that your gut health is in tip top shape! Their menu focuses on creating dishes that harness the powers of plants and fermented foods to help you feel your best. Everyday (except Monday), you can stroll in here for house-made muesli or raw oats and berries, along with other light breakfast bites. Your morning isn’t complete without one of their cold pressed juices which rotate regularly to reflect seasonal flavors.

Seattle Hotel with Vegan Breakfast Options

If you don’t have time in the morning to head to a charming vegan café, no worries! This centrally located hotel didn’t forget about its vegan friends. Starting at 7 AM, you can start your day with a veggie-packed scramble, avocado and pesto toast, and old fashioned oatmeal.

The Sound Hotel

2120 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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modern guestroom with white and gray mural behind a king bed with white and gray linen at the sound hotel in seattle
Credit: The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown

Need More Veggie Travel Help?

Whether you need more suggestions in Seattle or other vegan hot spots, we can help! Check out these other guides and articles to plan the most delicious trip.

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The Ultimate Seattle Vegan Travel Guide
10 Can’t Miss Vegan Restaurants in Seattle
The Best Portland Vegan Travel Guide
12 Fantastic Vegan Bakeries in Portland
The Best Vegan Donuts in Portland
The Best Places for Breakfast or Brunch in Portland

About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad